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Topic # 93543 23-Nov-2011 18:13
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I am going to be purchasing a Samsung Galaxy SII from Fairbuy NZ and I was wondering if I had to do anything to get it to work with the Vodafone NZ network.

-Phexx

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  Reply # 549007 23-Nov-2011 18:31
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Put a Vodafone NZ SIM card into it

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  Reply # 549008 23-Nov-2011 18:36
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johnr: Put a Vodafone NZ SIM card into it

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With that kind of helpful advise you should go and work for a phone company.......... ;)


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  Reply # 549013 23-Nov-2011 18:50
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johnr: Put a Vodafone NZ SIM card into it

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With that kind of helpful advise you should go and work for a phone company.......... ;)



Next on my list know of any going?



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  Reply # 549031 23-Nov-2011 19:51
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Thanks for the confirmation.
The reason I ask is because dicksmith mailer says:

Suitable for any network, configuration to network required. 

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  Reply # 549034 23-Nov-2011 19:56
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don't forget to switch it on too. that's a pretty important step. I find phones are tough to get working unless you switch them on.



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  Reply # 549035 23-Nov-2011 19:59
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OK,
So what does this black square thing do? It seems Samsung are giving away free paper weights! 

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  Reply # 549063 23-Nov-2011 21:19
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Phexx: I am going to be purchasing a Samsung Galaxy SII from Fairbuy NZ and I was wondering if I had to do anything to get it to work with the Vodafone NZ network.

-Phexx

Remove it from the box. 







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  Reply # 549071 23-Nov-2011 21:29
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Well I think the answer he may (or she) may want even though they left themselves wide open is other than slapping a sim card in and for basic use as in sending texts and making calls practically other than the obvious of putting a sim in it then no you don't need to do anything.

If however you want to use the internet and or send pixt messages then the Put a VF sim card in won't work for those and will require you to get the settings from VF website or calling helpdesk or looking around here on GZ (I'd recommend the website or calling them).

This has been the case for me when getting any of my new phones (actually mostly others phones as I look after mine and don't upgrade a lot and other than that my optimus 2x should last me a while (although quietly I now wish i'd bought the same phone your thinking of getting)).

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  Reply # 549082 23-Nov-2011 21:46
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jtbthatsme: If however you want to use the internet and or send pixt messages then the Put a VF sim card in won't work for those and will require you to get the settings from VF website or calling helpdesk or looking around here on GZ (I'd recommend the website or calling them).


Most Android distributions have had the correct carrier configurations for Vodafone New Zealand (and 2degrees/Telecom too) for quite some time now. I'd think that since VFNZ carries the SGS2 they'd be shipped with the phone. (so if this is correct, all you need to do is pop your SIM in and enjoy!)




 


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  Reply # 549090 23-Nov-2011 21:55
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jtbthatsme: Well I think the answer he may (or she) may want even though they left themselves wide open is other than slapping a sim card in and for basic use as in sending texts and making calls practically other than the obvious of putting a sim in it then no you don't need to do anything.

If however you want to use the internet and or send pixt messages then the Put a VF sim card in won't work for those and will require you to get the settings from VF website or calling helpdesk or looking around here on GZ (I'd recommend the website or calling them).

This has been the case for me when getting any of my new phones (actually mostly others phones as I look after mine and don't upgrade a lot and other than that my optimus 2x should last me a while (although quietly I now wish i'd bought the same phone your thinking of getting)).



When I got my SII it automatically populated all the settings for 3g data etc


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  Reply # 549108 23-Nov-2011 22:15
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Has anyone bought from Fair Buy?

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  Reply # 549115 23-Nov-2011 22:38
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jtbthatsme: Well I think the answer he may (or she) may want even though they left themselves wide open is other than slapping a sim card in and for basic use as in sending texts and making calls practically other than the obvious of putting a sim in it then no you don't need to do anything.

If however you want to use the internet and or send pixt messages then the Put a VF sim card in won't work for those and will require you to get the settings from VF website or calling helpdesk or looking around here on GZ (I'd recommend the website or calling them).

This has been the case for me when getting any of my new phones (actually mostly others phones as I look after mine and don't upgrade a lot and other than that my optimus 2x should last me a while (although quietly I now wish i'd bought the same phone your thinking of getting)).

Thank you for the legit reply!
I'll wait until I get the phone and call voda nz if I have issues.

BTW i am a "he". 

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  Reply # 549189 24-Nov-2011 08:25
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Phexx: Thanks for the confirmation.
The reason I ask is because dicksmith mailer says:

Suitable for any network, configuration to network required.?


Interesting. When i got mine I just put in any of my 3 different SIMS and it went , every thing. No configuration required..




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  Reply # 549190 24-Nov-2011 08:27
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th3r3turn: Has anyone bought from Fair Buy?


A friend just got an S II from them. It took 8 days to arrive, which is reasonable.




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